Chatsworth, CA (November 3, 2005)–Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA), a high-end stereo and home theater loudspeaker manufacturer, has introduced its speakers to the pro audio market. Of the company’s high-quality product line, the all-new A’Diva Ti, the company’s flagship Nucleus Reference 3 and the Nucleus Reference 3 Subwoofer Amplifier, are most suited to the pro audio environment.
The all-new A’Diva Ti speaker”I just finished mixing some of the new Stevie Wonder album on a pair of A’Diva Ti’s,” stated Grammy Award-winning engineer Neal Pogue (Outkast’s The Love Below), who was the first to use the A’Diva Ti’s in a studio setting. “They are really smooth and great on the ears. I find that they are perfect for hearing certain details in a mix, things that I like to zero in on. I found myself referencing on them quite a bit. They also sound wonderful when turned up really loud, which I like.”
Based on proprietary driver development for the company’s Nucleus Reference 3 loudspeaker, the new Ti series speakers benefit from a full-range transducer. In addition, the loudspeakers feature AGA’s patented S2 technology, which enhances low frequencies.
“We designed these new titanium loudspeakers to mimic the incredible dynamics and transparency of our Reference 3 speakers,” said Anthony Gallo, founder of Anthony Gallo Acoustics. “Though they are small, these new Ti transducers are true high-end drivers of a caliber never before seen–or heard–in affordable consumer or pro audio.”
According to the company, the Ti series offers treble extension beyond 22kHz and achieves “exceptional” bass extension, which is only possible with the company’s patented S2 technology. S2 technology permits 7.5 octaves of linear bandwidth from a single 3″ driver, which uses a pure titanium diaphragm that is strategically damped with paper and suspended on a Santoprene surround.
The titanium/paper coupling combines the smooth and natural sound qualities of organic fibers with the superior treble extension and improved off-axis linearity of titanium. The voice coil, which has been enlarged to 1″ diameter for even more dynamic range, is supported by an oversized Neodymium magnet with video shielding for freedom of placement. An under-hung architecture makes for even lower distortion and higher outputs than before.
Among the features that make the Reference 3 unique is an upgraded version of AGA’s patented CDT tweeter, the CDT II, as well as a hollow-cast, aluminum chassis filled with Gallo’s patented S2 technology air-density treatment. The CDT II and the S2 Technology are two crucial proprietary elements that meld to form a combination of audio clarity, precision and range which, according to AGA, cannot be found anywhere near this price range for a loudspeaker.
The Nucleus Reference 3 Pierre Sprey, owner and engineer of Mapleshade Records and known for his brilliant acoustic CDs, has been using a pair of Reference 3’s as monitors for all his sessions. Most recently, Kanye West used his recording of the Harlem-based ARC Choir on his double-platinum, Grammy Award-winning track, “Jesus Walks.”
“The transient response on the Reference 3’s is far faster and better than any monitor I’ve ever heard,” said Sprey, who has worked with numerous jazz, blues and Irish folk artists. “The dynamics are amazing and everything is very open so that I can separate everything I need to hear. In addition, the tonal qualities on the Reference 3 are much closer to the sound of the live acoustic music that we normally record.”
For additional bass boost, AGA recommends its Nucleus Reference 3 Subwoofer Amplifier (SA), a high-end audio component that features a bridgeable stereo amplifier, a high-quality active crossover and a sophisticated equalization circuit in one single chassis. The numerous control settings allow a user to control and fine-tune multiple passive subwoofers. When used in its mono mode, the Reference 3 SA can generate 600 watts RMS.
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